The European Union's Emissions Trading System

June 6, 2012

253 Russell Senate Office Building

SCom: AviationWASHINGTON, D.C.— The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will hold a hearing on the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading System (ETS).  This hearing will examine issues associated with the inclusion of the airline sector in the ETS, a program that caps greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) for certain industries in the EU, and its potential impact on U.S. air carrier operations.

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

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Majority Statement

  • Honorable John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Jos Delbeke

    Director General of the European Commission
    Directorate-General for Climate Action
  • Captain Sean Cassidy

    First Vice President
    Air Line Pilots Association, International
  • Mr. Edward Bolen

    President and CEO
    National Business Aviation Association
  • Ms. Annie Petsonk

    International Counsel, Climate & Air
    Environmental Defense Fund
  • Ms. Nancy Young

    Vice President, Environmental Affairs
    Airlines for America